Painting by Adolf Hitler sells for £103,000 at auction in Germany

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The watercolour of the old Munich city hall was painted by the detested Nazi dictator in 1914 when he was a struggling artist

A watercolour painting by Adolf Hitler has exceeded all expectations and sold for more than £100,000 at auction.

The picture of the old Munich city hall was painted by the detested Nazi dictator in 1914, when he was a struggling artist.

Entitled Altes Rathaus it is one of 2,000 pieces by Hitler, whose work is generally considered to be of poor quality.

GettyStruggling artist: the Nazi dictator painted 'Altes Rathaus' before the first world war
The 1914 watercolour painting ‘Altes Rathaus’ of the old city hall in Munich attributed to Adolf Hitler

It was put up for sale by two elderly sisters, whose grandfather had bought the painting in 1916.

It was expected to fetch 50,000 euros at the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, but instead went for 130,000 euros (£103,000).

A private buyer from the Middle East, who wished to remain anonymous, bought the work, the auction house said.

The original bill of sale was included with the painting.Mirror.co.uk

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